A single gigawatt coal-fired power plant produces 1000 pounds of CO2 per second! What can we possibly do with all of that CO2? Join Dr. Andrew Bocarsly as he explores how chemistry can be developed that uses solar energy to convert CO2 to value added products. Can we do better than green plants at the photosynthetic conversion of CO2 and water to sugars and oxygen? We are already winning this race!
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What You Will Learn
- The energy cost of using CO2 as a starting material for fuels and/or organic products.
- Novel electrocatalysts that promote the efficient conversion of aqueous CO2 to alcohols.
- How can we drive CO2 to organics using sunlight: The search for solar fuels?
- Is CO2 chemistry the fun and games of university profs, or is there a sound, near term, business challenge that can take advantage of this chemistry?
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Experts
Dr. Andrew Bocarsly received his B.S. in chemistry and physics from UCLA in 1976, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from M.I.T. in 1980. He has been on Princeton University’s faculty for 33 years. Professor Bocarsly is a co-founder and President of the Science Advisory Board of Liquid Light Inc., a company formed to commercialize the formation of organic commodity chemicals from carbon dioxide using alternate energy sources.
Dr. Joseph Fortunak is an organic chemist. He spent 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as head of global chemical development at Abbott Labs. Dr. Fortunak is a professor at Howard University, specializing in green chemistry and global access to medicines. He works with organizations including the WHO, UNITAID, the Clinton Foundation, and the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy.
This episode of ACS Webinars™ is co-produced with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Learn more about green chemistry and sustainability at http://www.acs.org/gci .
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